ALPS Mountaineering Lynx 2 AL
Price Paid: $105 having it shipped
Just got this tent. Right out of the box and I'm just blown away.
I was first amazed at how light it was. Sure it's not your ultra-light backpacking tent but at 5 lbs 2 oz or so it's pretty sweet. The space you get inside the tent for that weight is pretty darn amazing as well. Very, Very roomy and the gear loft is great. Lots of mesh for ventilation and two doors makes this tent a great summer tent.
Fall and Spring might be a little cold depending on where you go camping but it should do great. The fly looks great, the clips are a little stiff, though, but I'm sure they'll get better with use. The windows on the fly line up with the bottom part of the mesh so in the morning when you want to peek outside you don't have to stand up all the way. Great idea, if you ask me.
The only real complaint I have is that it doesn't pack very small. I guess with the size there's a lot of material and they couldn't pack it down much smaller without compromising waterproof-ness.
It gets 5 stars because it definitely exceeded my expectations even if it's not compact when packed.
Design: 3-seasion dome
Ease of Setup: This is a very easy tent to set up. No sleeves, only clips. 2 Scouts can have this tent up, staked and guy-lined out in 4 minutes.
Weight: < 5 lbs.
Price Paid: Scout Price
This is our preferred tent for our Boy Scout troop. I started off by buying one early this year for personal use, and I was very impressed with the zippers, roominess, and overall design. I touched base with another leader for the troop, and he was equally impressed, so we purchased 2 for troop use. About 2 weeks ago, we purchased 2 more of the tents.
So our troop owns 4 now, and are very satisfied with a wide array of things:
- Very easy to set up
- Snag-free zippers
- 2 entrances and vestibules
- Good ventilation
Design: three season free standing, full fly
Ease of Setup: it's a snap
Weight: 5-6 lbs.
Price Paid: $89.99
I got this tent for a great price, about half of what it usually retails for. The materials are great, a nice sturdy floor, good aluminum poles (I'll never use fiberglass again!), a full fly that clips nicely to the frame, and nice lightweight aluminum tent stakes.
Seam-taped and coated, this tent seems like it will keep the weather and bugs out nicely. I am pleased with my purchase!
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Here's what other sites are saying:
The Lynx is packed with features and high quality. The Lynx has plenty of mesh, taking up half of the walls on each side allowing even more ventilation. The tent is an easy to set up, 2 pole rectangular dome style tent with pole clips that easily fit over the poles for quick assembly. ALPS has not cut any corners... between the factory sealed fly and floor seams, weatherproof fly buckles, 2 doors for easy entering and leaving, 2 vestibules for extra gear storage and weather protection, and extra-large #8 zippers, you're sure to find everything you could want in a tent, in this model.
When you're sharing a tent with two other people, you need all the ventilation you can get. The Alps Mountaineering Lynx AL 2-Person 3-Season Tent features four half-mesh walls for excellent breathability and seam-sealed fly and floor construction for three-season camping protection.
- Backcountry Outlet
Versatile enough for beginner or experienced backpackers, The Lynx 2 from Alps Mountaineering is a great tent for your next backpacking adventure. It features easy 2-pole setup, sealed fly and floor seams, 2 doors with vestibules for extra gear storage and weather protection.
- Mountain Gear
Head out on your next camping adventure with the ALPS Mountaineering Lynx 2 tent. Shockcorded aluminum poles offer easy assembly; pole clips mean the tent goes up quickly. Polyester taffeta body and rainfly are lightweight yet durable. Walls have been left uncoated so the tent can breathe under the urethane-coated fly, which reduces condensation buildup. Factory-sealed seams on the floor and rainfly increase water repellency. 2 doors allow convenient entry and exit, eliminating the need to crawl over others to get in and out. Second door also aids cross-ventilation in hot, muggy weather. Mesh storage pockets and gear loft keep small items organized. Stakes and guylines are included. Closeout.